It is celebrated on November 1st, on All Saints Day' and November 2nd, 'All Souls Day'. Think of it as a two day fiesta, or 'feast' and you'll love it!
It isn't scary, rather it is a day of celebration of many parts of life and Mexican and South American culture. People honor the dead with many things - dance, food and drink. They decorate grave sites with candles, toys, even tequila!
Below is a great recipe to make for this festive holiday. It's chicken with green chilies or as it is known in Spanish 'Sopa de Pollo Y Salsa Verde'.
Enjoy the Flavor Fiesta!